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5, 2011, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, is recognized for 60 minutes and is the designee of the majority leader. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and submit extraneous materials for the record on the topic of this special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, the purpose of tonight's special order is to celebrate our friend and colleague, ralph hall's distinguished service in congress. if there were a congressional hall of fame, tonight would be representative hall's induction as the oldest, some would say the most seasoned, voting member in the house of representatives. as members of congress, we had the distinct honor of serving the american people. each day as a representative can be both challenging and rewarding. and though we sometimes make headlines we do not always make history. that is why today is especially important. today is a day for the history books. after 32 years of service, congressman ralph hall today became th
will the a lot draw the line with respect to youth football, and as well, this afternoon, demaurice smith is here, professional players? >> [inaudible] this is a bittersweet discretion for me, as the son of a high- school football coach. i grew up in a football locker room, i have brothers and play college football. i have seen all the wonderful things that people can do -- football can do. i have enjoyed learning more about this issue, but my hope about this is that it really sparks a much broader debate. specifically, what should be the role -- is there a role for football in our during year high and high schools? we need to have a serious, honest, open, data-driven discussion that centers around the issue of return on educational dollars invested. the football community has to operate, you do not operate in a vacuum. you are part of a larger community. you are within the educational institution. so we have to be realistic about the challenges at that institution faces. specifically, standards are being raised, expectations are skyrocketing regarding our schools and what they need to do to inst
. and smith i think the biggest problem is the flip side. -- i think the biggest problem is the flip side. that is driving the fact we have financial problems. that is driving the in the quality problems. -- that any quality problems. we are going to younever fixed n the quality problem if we do not get ahead of it. >> i think there are a lot of things to focus on. to me there are many issues. there is one that is central. this country was a startup. it has grown to be the leader of the free world on the backs of not just the patriots but entrepreneurs who took risks are not just companies but entire industries, and we need to build on five. other countries have gotten much more focused on of entrepreneurship. they are saving -- changing their policy around capital investment and research to drive more of the ideation side of it. we are seeing a globalization. we are still the leader, and we can build on it. >> is there evidence? >> it is based on where the entrepreneurship is coming, but other countries are stepping up. the venture from the fact facebook, a decade ago they were in silico
will say this is a so and so people versus smith, district attorney will stay up, i am, so and so, i speak for the people. i have a friend who is a civil defense lawyer, and when it is his turn, he says i am so and so, i also speak for the people. just one at a time. perhaps you want to go to law school because you have a particular policy area you are interested in. you want to do what you can to promote environmental protection and you think that working through the law is the best way to do that. you have to have a reason. there are better things to do if you cannot think of something to do than embark on a particular career path. >> thank you. one deterrent to the court for a moment, a little bit on public perceptions. we read about the court and we read about decisions on the court, but the common description is there are conservatives and liberals on the court. there seems to be that categorization that in some sense is not the public's perception, but that be a perception. is there a way you like people to think about the justices of the court in those categories? i'm sure, i do not
mckeon and ranking member adam smith for putting this provision in the defense authorization bill that is now pending. this bill will be considered, i suppose new york conference by the house and the senate. it is in the house bill. we regret it is not in the senate bill and so the delegates and i have come to the floor to ask that the senate follow the lead of the house. -- of the house on this matter of common courtesy and respect. delegate sablan's provision in the house-passed bill simply requires that the flags of the territories and of the district of colombia be respected when the armed services chooses to honor the flags of the states. i have in addition written a letter to the president asking for a presidential memorandum can directing all federal agencies to do the same. i regret to report that the army alone recognizes the d.c. flag and the flags of the territory as a matter of policy and i want to give one example that i think will make the house understand why this is so important to us. a mother wrote me of having attended the graduation of her son from the naval st
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